Police needed a warrant to search a FedEx package suspected of containing marijuana, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a suppression order.
Police could not conduct a Terry stop based on suspicious behavior observed nearly a week earlier, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a drug conviction.
The “good faith” exception to the exclusionary rule applied to allow the admission of evidence of child pornography discovered on a defendant’s iPod during the execution of a warrant to search his residence, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming the denial of a motion to suppress.
A strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of a lawfully stopped automobile justified the warrantless search of the vehicle’s passenger, the Illinois Appellate Court has ruled in affirming a drug conviction.
A warrant permitting a search of records and information on a criminal defendant’s computer was not so overly broad that it ran afoul of the Fourth Amendment, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing police to collect DNA samples from arrestees before they are convicted, or even arraigned, could lead to a flood of legal challenges across the country as courts in states with differing laws on warrantless pre-conviction DNA sampling — or no laws at all — consider just how much constitutional leeway law enforcement officials have.
WASHINGTON – Likening the practice to fingerprinting, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law authorizing the warrantless collection of DNA samples from suspects accused of certain serious crimes.
Federal prosecutors could introduce cellphone and Global Positioning System (GPS) evidence linking a defendant to a bank robbery, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a conviction.
A suspect’s decision to remain silent behind a locked bedroom door did not amount to an objection that would override his wife’s consent to a warrantless search of the premises by police, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a suppression order.